There is a sense of urgency coupled with gratitude for those 1,808 patients who have received the initial COVID-19 vaccine in the last eight weeks. There is an understandable worry once that initial dose is given about reports of vaccine shortages. There is also a concern that boosters won't be administered soon enough to remain effective due to lack of supply.
Las conversaciones sobre las vacunas disponibles para COVID-19 a menudo han dado a muchas personas inquietudes o información errónea en las redes sociales o de amigos o familiares bien intencionados. Hemos enumerado los diez mitos principales sobre las vacunas COVID-19 y los hechos, para que tenga la información correcta para que puedas tomar las mejores decisiones posibles para su salud.
The conversations around the vaccines available for COVID-19 often have led many people to have concerns or receive misinformation on social media or from well-intentioned friends or family members. We've listed the top ten myths surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines and the facts, so you have the correct information to make the best choices possible for your health.
All too soon we will be facing that final stretch before Christmas. It's that time where it seems the more you cross off your list; the more needs to be done. And one of those tasks we can forget about until it's almost too late is the stockings.
As the Holiday season fast approaches, many parents and family members search throughout the month of December to find that perfect gift for the children on their lists. This month also brings a renewed focus on purchasing safe toys and gifts. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 251,700 toy-related injuries throughout the United States. Adding to that alarming number, most of the injuries affected children under the age of 15. Read on to learn some helpful tips to use while you shop and discover some safe and delightful gift ideas for each age group!
Halloween is here, and the annual excitement of trick-or-treating is just days away. Make sure you and your loved ones enjoy a safe Halloween this year by following some basic guidelines.
As Halloween approaches, healthcare organizations everywhere are encouraging patients to get their annual flu shots before the end of October. We reached out to Giselle Grimes, infectious disease specialist at Memorial Hospital of Converse County, for some advice, some information, 4-1-1 on this whole flu thing, and why we need that flu shot every year.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in American women. In recent years, there has been a 37% reduction in female breast cancer incidence rates among women 50 and older. Death rates have been declining since the early 1990s, due in part to better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and improving treatment options.
"It was all individual at first, and then Shannon invited Bradley. Then, they both started inviting people and Dani came up with the team name MHCC Roadsters," started Kasey Powell, a registered nurse with Memorial Hospital of Converse County (MHCC). And after that, word got around that the in-patient care staff at MHCC was forming a team made of both personnel and community members to participate in The Great Cycle Challenge.